**This is a brief note to preface a post which will appear here later this week.
I have been quiet--at least on the blog--for the past year, though I have been advocating daily for the girls and others with Down syndrome. We are all doing well, and are keeping busy with everyday life. The girls are thriving and healthy.
This post is to say: there are some big issues swirling in the Down syndrome community that require our attention. As a blogger and public advocate for Ds--even though my blog has lapsed--I know I can't sit idle. This is not a time for inaction or for silence. I will post some updated pictures and information on the girls following a few important posts regarding the current state of the Down syndrome movement.**